This is going to be short, but it's not going to be sweet.
Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate is nothing less than an across the board endorsement of Ryan's radical budget proposal and, in my opinion, constitutes an outright declaration of war against the American people.
Paul Ryan's budget plan is an direct attack upon the American people, upon the indigent, the poor, the mentally ill, the out of work, the disenfranchised.
It's also a declaration of war against the working class, the middle class, and anyone who aspires to becomea member of the shrinking middle class.
Mitt Romney selected Ryan because he knows himself weak among hard right economic voters, the voters who have embraced Ryan's budget proposal in the belief that it will strangle "Washington" because it will.
But "Washingtoin" is a code word for the rest of us, the real majority, the people who have been disenfranchised by an obscene decision of the Supreme Court to all0w the very rich to buy elections for the candidates of their choosing.
If you haven't read Paul Ryan's budget plan, you had better start reading because it is a prescription for economic disaster that has no chance of succeeding at changing the geopolitical and socioeconomic forces that are crushing the American people.
I haven't read or heard any reports from any quarter about how the Ryan appointment is going to affect the election.
What I would like to believe is that this is the wake up call that the American people will finally pay attention to....a warning that the inmates are taking control of the asylum, as if anyone still needs that proven to them at this late date.
I've despised Paul Ryan since he first appeared. He's a cynical political operative posing as a committed conservative.
But, consider this: Paul Ryan steadfastly refused to enter the campaign for the presidency.
If he wasn't willing to throw his hat in the ring then, why is Romney giving him a free pass.
Romney fought for the nomination against a dozen opponents, and has spent years of his life working his way toward the presidency. And, with a single public statement, he has potentially elevated Ryan to the second most important job in the world as president in waiting.
Here's my question: Would you vote for Paul Ryan as president of the United States, because that's what you're going to be doing.
Mitt Romney has no intentions of serving two terms as president. He moves on every four years or so. If elected, he will serve one term and then he will retire in Ryan's favor.
So, tell me, would you really vote for Ryan to be president of the United States, because that's what you are going to be doing if you vote for Mitt Romney.
I am tempted to suggest that we are watching a coup in the making.
So am I paranoid? And, does that make me wrong?